Our home grown S.V. Estate Pinot Noir is a true labor of love. The vines are mere steps from the tasting room. Having complete, direct dirt to bottle quality control insures this limited release is a special one.
The Pinot Noir we picked off various blocks at the home ranch in early September 2016 was of very good quality, with near perfect flavors and acids and deep color. After a cold soak, fermentation began using yeast RC212 in small, open top bins. Manual punchdowns of the cap occurred twice daily prior to pressing and “barreling down” for eleven months aging in small French oak cooperage, twenty-five percent of which was new wood. The wine was bottled in August 2017, allowing a year of bottle age prior to release.
Heavy red berry notes with forest floor and raspberry tea leaf, alongside cocoa powder and espresso beans, with mushrooms and white pepper on the finish. Pair with savory udon noodles in dashi broth topped with bacon
Cooperage: Eleven months aging in small French oak cooperage, twenty-five percent of which was new wood